Helicopters will soon fly from these three cities of Uttarakhand, know what will be the route
Under the UDAN scheme, helicopter service between Haldwani and Almora can be started soon. The Civil Aviation Department has asked the selected operator Pawan Hans to start the service soon
Under the UDAN scheme, helicopter service between Haldwani and Almora can be started soon. The Civil Aviation Department has asked the selected operator Pawan Hans to start the service soon. Along with this, helicopter service will also operate on another route between Haldwani, Ramnagar and Almora.
At present, two routes of helicopter service are operating in the state under the UDAN scheme. One of them is from Doon to Chinyalisaur and Doon to Gauchar while the other route is from Doon to Chinyalisaur, Gauchar via Tehri, Srinagar. However, service on the first route has been disrupted for a long time. The Civil Aviation Department is now going to start the third route in the state in the Kumaon division. Here the first route is from Haldwani to Almora and the second from Haldwani via Ramnagar Almora. According to Ashish Chauhan, CEO and Additional Secretary, Uttarakhand Civil Aviation Development Authority (UKADA), all three helipads are ready for operation. The operator has been asked to start the service soon. A letter has also been sent to the Government of India in this regard.
Helipad on the land of BHEL
The search for land for the helipad in Haridwar has been completed. The central government has agreed to give four acres of land of BHEL to the state. Keeping in view the need of Haridwar, a big helipad has been asked for here. With this Haridwar will also be connected by air. Under the UDAN scheme, air service is also proposed between Haridwar to Haldwani.
Delay in helicopter deployment for disaster
The process of deploying one helicopter each in the Garhwal and Kumaon divisions to deal with the disaster has been delayed. For this, Ukada had sought tenders from private operators. The tender was canceled after a dispute over the companies involved in the tender. Chouhan said the new tender is expected to be completed by June 24.